Discussion Forums

Discussion Forums

Connecting the Dots- Region III Town Hall

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, in partnership with the Region III, Office of the Regional Health Administrator in the US Department of Health and Human Services, was excited to host an electronic town hall meeting for advocates and organizations in Delaware, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia on Thursday May 26th. The Walking and Walkable Communities Town Hall … Continue reading Connecting the Dots- Region III Town Hall

Connecting the Dots- Region IX Town Hall

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, in partnership with the Region IX, Office of the Regional Health Administrator in the US Department of Health and Human Services, was excited to host an electronic town hall meeting for advocates and organizations in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada on Tuesday May 24th at 2pm PDT. The Walking and Walkable Communities … Continue reading Connecting the Dots- Region IX Town Hall

America Walks Twitter Chat with Jeff Speck on March 7

America Walks was excited to host Jeff Speck on March 7,  2016 for a Twitter Chat. The chat took place over an hour and offered participants a chance to get insights from Jeff on his experience and expertise on walkable cities, a topic that he literally wrote the book on! A selection of questions and responses are posted here. For … Continue reading America Walks Twitter Chat with Jeff Speck on March 7

Connecting the Dots- Region IV Town Hall

America Walks was excited to host a regional town hall meeting designed to connect local organizations with regional offices of federal agencies.  Attendees heard presentations from a variety of regional offices, participated in breakout groups to identify possible synergies and ways to grow regional work and came together to commit to a series of goals for the region.   Goals and Next … Continue reading Connecting the Dots- Region IV Town Hall

America Walks Twitter Chat with Ron Sims on January 20

America Walks was excited to host Ron Sims on January 20, 2016 for our first-ever Twitter Chat. The chat took place over an hour and offered participants a chance to get insights from Ron on his experience and expertise on walking, walkable communities and how to build a walking movement. A selection of questions and … Continue reading America Walks Twitter Chat with Ron Sims on January 20

Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns: Follow-Up Discussion Forum

America Walks Discussion Forum:This forum is a follow-up to the webinar on innovative and effective ways to promote walking in mid-size towns. America Walks continues our focus on the Garden State. Presenters share success stories from three New Jersey communities: The connection between “place-making” and walkability in Bloomfield; An employee walking program in Montclair that … Continue reading Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns: Follow-Up Discussion Forum

Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

To bring about social change in a local area, activists and community leaders must lead the effort by working together. This expert panel follow-up discussion featured speakers from AARP and Safe Routes to School National Partnership who discussed innovative ways to engage the change agents in your communities to help make them more livable & … Continue reading Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

Discussion Forum: The Impact of Walking on the Environment and the Economy

Safe, walkable communities impact both the environment and economy. We’ve invited an expert in each of these areas. Jackie Ostfeld, Director of Nearby Nature for the Sierra Club, will provide the audience with a brief overview of walking and its impact on the environment and how getting children outdoors and more active will strengthen the … Continue reading Discussion Forum: The Impact of Walking on the Environment and the Economy

Keeping Pedestrians Safe in Urban and Suburban Communities

Pedestrian safety is on everyone’s mind. At our March 20th webinar, Noah Budnick describes NYC’s Vision Zero Campaign, working toward zero deaths, zero injuries and zero fear of traffic.  Michael King discusses how the design of communities, specifically suburban settings, can be positive or negative influences on pedestrian safety.

Using Crosswalk Laws as a Framework for Pedestrian Safety

Using the law as the framework for pedestrian safety campaigns is not the go-to choice for most safety advocates. Yet, when someone gets hurt or the police are urged to “do something,” it is the traffic law that governs what can be done. Pedestrian law advocate and lawyer Ray Thomas (Portland, Oregon) will present an overview of the nation’s crosswalk laws. … Continue reading Using Crosswalk Laws as a Framework for Pedestrian Safety